Based in Cape Town, Casimi Guitars specializes in high quality hand-crafted boutique guitars.
Matthias Roux, our Head Luthier completed his apprenticeship under Marc Maingard and worked for 12 years at Maingard Guitars. He is a true master of his craft and has built over 200, of the world’s finest acoustic steel stringed and classical guitars.
Matthew Rice is a designer and musician has a background in fine art, jewelry and Graphic Design.. He worked for Maingard Guitars alongside Matthias Roux for 3 years specialising in design and inlay work.
Through our passion and dedication we produce a unique handcrafted product, with quality and authenticity being our top priorities.
Our team unites the disciplines of design, music and craftsmanship resulting in purpose-built instruments for maximum quality in all these spheres.
A perfect balance of form and function
Casimi Guitars produces high-end acoustic boutique instruments designed and built for maximum tone, sustain, projection as well as aesthetic balance. These guitars are ideal for use in the studio as well as performance, both acoustically and plugged-in.
There are different models to choose from, both nylon and steel string. We also custom-build instruments designed with client, or to meet their unique specifications .
Exotic tone woods such as African Blackwood, Indian Rosewood, Cocobolo, Ebonies, Spruces and Maples are used in the construction of our guitars. We also manufacture stage and travel guitars that will stand up to the challenges of the road and live sound eccentricities.
As wood is organic, no two pieces are alike, so all our woods are individually tap-toned to gauge their exact and unique qualities. They are cut and thinned to the specific dimensions required to release their individual voice. Every Casimi guitar is made from start to finish as an individual instrument, allowing each piece of timber to release its distinctive voice and sing in its most natural and powerful way.
Guitar Repairs Cape Town, South Africa
Matthias Roux, is a renowned guitar maker and repairer based in Cape Town. Matthias Roux has had a formidable track record, completing 12 years at Maingard Guitars, producing over 200 World renowned high-end acoustic steel string and classical guitars.
Guitar repair specialist Matthias Roux
Matthias Roux specialises in every aspect of guitar repair on acoustic steel string, classical, electric and bass guitars, from neck resets, replacing soundboards, backs and necks, headstock breaks and loose braces, to setups refrets and resprays and full restorations of old expensive antique collectors guitars of all sizes and shapes, breathing new life into them and allowing them, and their owners to sing again!
Guitar Building Courses
Every year we run acoustic guitar building courses covering the whole process of making your own dream guitar, from drawing-board to finish. There are a maximum of six places available on each course, so it is worthwhile booking well in advance.
We offer two course structures, one running over 9 months and one over 18 months.
The workshop is a relaxed, sociable, yet highly perfectionist and concentrated environment. As the year progresses, new friends are made, memorable moments are shared and much exiting learning, stretching of body and mind, eating and drinking of coffee is undertaken. At the end of all this a miraculous birth takes place as your new guitar is ceremoniously ‘strung up’ for the very first time and its voice is heard at last.
Our master Luthier & Designer guide you through the process with great care, experience, humour and attention to detail. All our students leave our courses having created a top quality instrument. For the next hundred years your guitar will mature like a good wine and will sound more beautiful with each passing year. Who knows for how many years & generations will pass before it grows silent once again.
For more information, guitar building course bookings or to place an order, contact us here.
Matthias Roux firstname.lastname@example.org +27 82 928 3525
Designer & Graphic Artist Matthew Rice email@example.com +27 76 474 3119 http://www.casimiguitars.com
P.O. Box 99 Muizenberg Cape Town South Africa 7950